Merkel’s party slammed in biggest state election
Germany

Merkel’s party slammed in biggest state election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a severe defeat Sunday in a pivotal German state vote likely to award her main rivals a major boost in their bid to soften her austerity drive in Europe.

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper
Germany

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper

A German street cleaner got a surprise on Sunday when he emptied out the waste bag of his road sweeper and found a family of four baby squirrels.

Online voice launched for sex crime victims
Germany

Online voice launched for sex crime victims

Five activists from Munich are trying to break the walls of silence surrounding sexual violence with an internet campaign enabling people to tell their stories even if they never told the police what happened to them.

Neo-Nazi ‘could have escaped but chose to die’
Germany

Neo-Nazi ‘could have escaped but chose to die’

Neo-Nazi terrorists Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt could have easily escaped police last year, but chose to die instead, in another in a long line of embarrassing revelations for investigating authorities.

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Sweden

Watch out Johansson, Andersson’s on the rise

Swedes bearing the surname Johansson are in for a tough match if they wish to defend their title as Sweden’s most common surname. After 60 years on the top, the name Andersson is now gaining speed rapidly.

Polish woman missing from Stockholm home
Sweden

Polish woman missing from Stockholm home

Police are searching for 37 year-old Agnieszka Mardyla, who went missing from her Stockholm home on April 20.

Airport crowds laugh at Berlin mayor over delay
Germany

Airport crowds laugh at Berlin mayor over delay

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit was laughed down while addressing crowds visiting Berlin’s new international airport, which has been hit by catastrophic, embarrassing delays and, it emerged this weekend, is only half finished.

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Sweden

Sweden Democrats fourth-largest party

With 6.6 percent of voters backing them, the far-right Sweden Democrats have grown to be Sweden’s fourth-largest party, according to the latest poll from research institute Sifo.

Sweden looking for redemption at Euros
Sweden

Sweden looking for redemption at Euros

Having failed to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Euro 2012 is an important tournament for Sweden to prove they have overcome that setback.

Dortmund beats Bayern 5-2 for German Cup
Germany

Dortmund beats Bayern 5-2 for German Cup

Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund blasted past Champions League finalists Bayern Munich 5-2 in Saturday's German Cup final to claim the first domestic double in their 103-year history.

Father and son in drowning accident
Sweden

Father and son in drowning accident

The father died, but his three year-old son survived the ordeal, when their little inflatable dinghy capsized in the middle of a lake in western Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

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Norway

Elk shot dead at Oslo’s national theatre

An elk caused transport chaos in Oslo on Saturday when it ran on to a main highway then into a train tunnel, halting road and rail traffic, before it was shot dead, police said.